EASTHAM, Mass. – This lobster will catch your eye, but not because you're imagining its tail dipped in butter. "Fiona" the lobster is bright orange and yellow, even though she's never been near a boiling pot.
Specialists tell The Boston Globe this "yellow lobster" is one in 30 million.
Fiona was recently caught off Canada and given by a friend to Nathan Nickerson, the owner of Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham, on Cape Cod.
New England Aquarium director of research Michael Tlusty said a rare genetic mutation produces yellow lobsters. Life isn't easy for such animals — their bright colors make it easy for predators to spot them.
Nickerson said the predators at his restaurant will never get a hold of Fiona. He said it would be like steaming a Rembrandt.